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Greater Ozarks-Arkansas

The resources on these pages provide current information for media professionals to share with their audiences. We invite members of the press to use this information or to contact our communications staff for additional statistics, commentary on current issues, or to arrange interviews with staff experts.


Additional Resources

  • National Media Resources Center
    Visit the American Red Cross National Media Resource Center for the latest press releases and other information to help share stories about the Red Cross mission.

  • Blood Facts and Statistics
    Facts about blood, the donation process, blood components, testing, the need for blood and the American Red Cross Blood Services

  • History of Blood Transfusion
    A pictorial timeline highlighting significant moments in the history of transfusion from the 1600's to the present


Media Contact

If you have questions or would like to schedule a media interview, please contact:

Michelle Rupp, External Communications Manager 
Greater Ozark-Arkansas Blood Services Region
(501) 614-4420 (p) (501) 765-9903 (c)



September 23, 2015
Jonesboro, Ark. (Sept. 23, 2015) — Army Staff Sgt. Paul F. Brooks of Jonesboro was killed in action, May 21, 2009, after a bomb was set off near his vehicle. Brooks was an Army medic and soldier on his second tour of duty in Iraq. The Brooks family and the American Red Cross invite donors to...
September 3, 2015
Little Rock, Ark — The American Red Cross urges eligible donors to end summer on a positive and potentially lifesaving note with a blood or platelet donation this Labor Day holiday.   In early August, the Red Cross issued an urgent call for blood donors with types O negative, B negative...
August 31, 2015
LITTLE ROCK, Ark  — The American Red Cross is partnering with 9/11 Day to offer individuals a chance to help others and commemorate the events of Sept. 11 by giving blood or platelets or volunteering their time with the Red Cross.  
August 31, 2015
  LITTLE ROCK, Ark – The American Red Cross and Sport Clips Haircuts are teaming up to offer a free haircut coupon to those who come out to donate blood or platelets during September.  
August 13, 2015
  LITTLE ROCK, Ark – The American Red Cross is facing a looming shortage of the blood types most needed by patients and is calling on eligible donors with O negative, B negative and A negative blood to give now to prevent an emergency situation. Blood donation appointments can be quickly...
July 28, 2015
LITTLE ROCK, Ark — American Red Cross blood and platelet donors can now help save lives in less time by using the new Red Cross RapidPass online health history system.   RapidPass streamlines the donation experience by allowing donors to complete pre-donation reading and health history...
July 28, 2015
LOCKWOOD, Mo. — Del Snodgrass was a loyal American Red Cross blood donor, giving more than 120 pints during his lifetime. The Snodgrass family, the American Red Cross and the Lockwood American Legion invite donors to remember Snodgrass and help save lives by rolling up their sleeves on August...
June 29, 2015
More than 40 percent of regular donors may be traveling and unavailable to give   Little Rock, Ark (June 29,2015) — The American Red Cross urges eligible donors to make an appointment now to give blood or platelets and help prevent a summer shortage.
June 2, 2015
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — On May 29, Donald Bentley, of Dardanelle, Ark, donated blood to celebrate his 83rd birthday. Bentley has donated more than 50 gallons of blood during his lifetime. Bentley first donated blood when he was 16 years old in 1948 at a hospital in Kennett, MO. His brother had...
June 1, 2015
MORRILTON, Ark. —The family of Ashley Houston Wright is inviting the Conway County community to help patients in need by giving blood in Wright’s memory on June 15. Wright was 29 when she died following a car accident in January 2013. Wright was a dental assistant who spent her free...